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DOT to repave 97, Connector

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced three resurfacing projects on State Road 97 and the 97 Connector in Decatur County.

These projects have tentatively been scheduled to begin on Monday, May 3, weather permitting.

This 28-mile project will include milling, inlay, plant mix resurfacing, single surface treatment paving and shoulder reconstruction at various locations on SR 97 and SR 97 Connector.

The total contract amount for all three projects is $6,622,056.70.

For safety reasons, the speed limit will be reduced throughout the project and will change as required until it is completed. Motorists will encounter lane closures throughout this project. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures and delays due to inclement weather.

Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.